Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Check your drawers

Do you ever have one of those projects that turn into something much bigger than it started out?  You know, like when you say I'm going to fold the towels, but you see a counter that needs to be cleaned off so you stop to do that and then that turns into emptying the trash, and so on and so forth. This reminds me of the children's book about giving a mouse a cookie? That was me this weekend.  I went to get something out of a drawer and couldn't find what I was looking for.

So I started with this drawer.
Not bad, but impossible to find stuff.  And why do I need all of those screwdrivers in the house?  Oh, and how did a Velcro curler get in there?  This just won't do.  Besides, I already have one junk drawer so I'll just clean that one, too.
But I'll need to clean out the third drawer to keep stuff together.
See where I'm going with this?  This eventually grew into cleaning out 3 more drawers for a total 6!

Ok, the last one I had already started before I remembered to snap a picture.  I'm getting carried away.  So, two hours later...


Ok, the last one I haven't decided what it's final fate will be yet, but at least I can find stuff.  We're you counting?  That's only 5!  What about the last drawer?
I have big plans for you, little drawer!  Remember my spice problem?  I think this is going to be my solution!

However, there is only one true way to determine that this chaotic madness was eventually a success:
A very full trash can!  Now I can sit back and enjoy what I have accomplished.  And I did it all without spending a penny - just cleaned up what I had and re-used it in a more organized way. Hmm....what's next? I hope you all are chipping away at your New Year's goals, too.

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